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. the forecast is minutes away. >>> breaking news out of oxon hill, maryland. the inner loop of the beltway is closed because of a deadly accident these are live pictures of the back up near st. barnabas road. at this point, no word on when the inner loop will open, but we will keep you posted. >>> coming up, a local doctor is missing. it might have something to do with what a patient said he did behind closed doors. >> a woman is suing a major airline, trying to force them to return $20. >> new fears the cap over the gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. >>> if you are on facebook, you are not alone. >> as of today, you may have 500 million new friends. half a billion? >> it is half the people. -- is lot of people. one in 14 is using facebook right now. how much time we're spending on it is daunting. >> probably half an hour. >> some people wake up to it, and it is the last thing they do before going to bed. as of today, more than five under million people are around the world are using facebook to keep in touch with friends
went into a bedroom and punched her. a teenager in maryland is among dozens of people that were hurt in new gondar. a militant group set off two blasts. more than 60 have died. among the injured is a maryland teenager. she needs surgery on her leg. we will have more at 6:00 p.m.. >> fairfax police are using a new tactic to find a person that murdered a college student that had just come home for summer break. >> it has been two weeks since the murder and there has been a lot of the information leading to the killer in her case. it could be some kind of a language barrier. >> it is front-page news in the papers. the hunt for a killer fo. the stabbing death is of intense interest in the heart of fairfax county's viennese district. police are urgently seeking any lead in this murder case. reaching out in several languages to find a break. the victim was last seen alive in a shopping center. >> we arthe release of this surveillance video shows her driving through the lot. investigators have not heard from anyone who actually saw her in the 10 minutes between when she left here and was fo
of the maryland students. a -- and accused terrorist appeared in court this morning. he was stopped while trying to board a plane to uganda with his infant son. prosecutors say he was planning to join a somalia-based terrorist group. the judge said a preliminary hearing for tomorrow afternoon. he faces up to 15 years if convicted. >> president obama apologized today to shirley sherrod, the former usda agriculture official ousted earlier this week. a conservative blogger posted an edited video which seemed to suggest she engage in reverse racism but it was later revealed the taken out of context. she said she was pleased with the conversation she had with the president. 21 mindanao that he supported me and i have been dealing with some of the same issues he has been dealing with, especially over the last five years. >> the agriculture secretary also apologized and his recent -- and is reaching out about returning to the department. she says she has not decided whether to accept the offer. will have more on this controversy tonight at 6:00. >> more than a few glitches for today's summer program. a
on their businesses. we are live in maryland, jay korff come abc7 news. >> thank you, jay. >>> she used to be living the high life, but tonight actress lindsay lohan was forced to trade it all for a prison cell. >> after leaving a beverly hills courtroom in full view of cameras, and on marked police vehicle and drove lindsay lohan behind closed doors to a jail to begin her sentence. >> she has been extremely cooperative. everything is going smoothly. >> she arrived 10 minutes late to a beverly hills court room where she turned herself in. the judge ordered carries off as lohan was put into handcuffs. her mother was emotional. the attorney was back at her side after famed -- famed attorney robert shapiro quit the case one night before. >> she is resolute. she is doing this. >> lindsay's father held up a sign. >> she was stripped searched and psychologically evaluated. she will be segregated from other inmates for her own protection. she can only leave for one hour per day. >> inmates can be out of their cell into a recreation room. she will not be able to do that. >> she is not expected to fulfill he
visibility. look at the morning temperatures. in western maryland, it was in the low-40's. cumberland was 46 degrees. all of that will be changing. here are the averages. july is usually our hottest month of the year. by the middle of july, temperatures are on average around 89 degrees. i am forecasting though that on monday it could be 97 degrees. there will be great weather for the fireworks, but it will be a sizzling hot day on sunday. it will be in the upper-80's with heat and humidity. i will give you more details later in the program. >> hundreds of thousands of people will be feeling the heat, crowding the national mall for the holiday. preparations are underway to get ready for the massive crowd. we are live with details. >> it is one of the busiest fireworks -- one of the biggest fireworks displays and the country. here and the national mall they have been busy, and tourists say they are excited about the big show. the portable bathrooms are in place, but all of the preparation makes some people hesitant. >> i think it is going to be really crowded on sunday. there will be a lot of
. >> the real life hospital drama at 10:00, followed by abc news at 11:00. >>> coming up, some maryland neighbors say when the call 911, they get busy signals and they want to know why. we tracked down answers. i am still following the breaking news from silver spring, where metro trains are >>> some maryland residents are first. after trying to call 911 and -- are frustrated after trying to call 911 and getting busy signals. >> sheer volume, a lot more people using their cell phones. while montgomery carl hann was struck by lightning, they got a busy signal and drove him to hospital themselves, where he died. last saturday in p.g. county, a homeowner had to go to the fire station get help when there 911 call but to hold. >> having to go to the fire department and tell them your house is on fire and not use the phone is unacceptable. >> prince george's county's 911 center in landover has at least one dozen call takers relaying information to dispatchers at any given time. officials say occasionally the system gets overwhelmed with calls, like last saturday, and people here this. >> you
had not been caught. >> residents can turn the water back on in maryland. officials lifted mandatory restrictions in montgomery county and prince george's county this morning. nearly 2 million customers cut back usage for five days while crews fix the problem with a water main. they made sure the water still met quality standards. the sea water crews are repairing a 30 inch water main break. the water main burst around 5:45 this morning. crews had to close two lanes during repair work but the lanes have since reopened. no customers were impacted. final repairs will be made saturday. >> now to the open water -- more problems in the gulf of mexico. bad weather is the laying a new containment ships from being hooked up to the gushing well and tar balls are starting show up along the texas coast. we have the latest on this environmental disaster. >> to explain exactly where we have gotten, the leak is spewing about 60,000 barrels of oil a day and the coast guard is about to connect the other ship to vacuum oil from right above the week. it could almost double what they have been collecti
of landover received the million dollar check from the maryland lottery. wait tost couldn't share the news. she is maryland's newest millionaire. >> oh, my gosh. >> this mother of three it sent in her ultimate paid a scratch off ticket about a month ago. out of 44,000 entries, hers was randomly picked. >> i just happen to say, ok, $1 million, i will buy a couple of scratch offspring >> never did she imagined that the maryland lottery would surprise her what the million dollar check. >> $1 million is a big victory these days. >> after taxes, it is $600,000, money she says will help her children. her daughter is in college, her son is headed there, and her youngest son is disabled. >> i will get my son through college and take care of james, make sure that he received care that he needs. >> she says she would like to use some of the money to work towards getting her nursing degree so she can continue the cycle of giving. isn't that nice? >> i love that story on every level. about well deserving. -- >> well deserving. >>> coming up, 7 on your side with a warning about identity theft. >> next,
's. delmarva area beaches are among the cleanest in the nation. virginia took fourth, and maryland ranked seventh. >>> turns out delmarva was not quite as clean today because of a decades-old tradition on the delmarva coast this morning. 150 ponies made their 85th annual journey to assateague island. the 200-yard swim was made famous by a novel. each year, the ponies are auctioned to raise money for their care. .> that has to be fund >> i used to go down there when i was a kid and i still enjoy it. >> people don't go swimming after that, do they? >> it is all natural . that i think the tide washes away. >>> the heat is not as intense as it was last weekend and will not last long, but it is another tough day for people without air conditioning in the middle nineties. we may have severe weather tomorrow critics -- whether tomorrow. a first look in the district, a look at the time lapse from the rooftop camera, the capital in the background. lots of clouds early on, then the skies cleared, the humidity up. it is a hot and humid wednesday afternoon, the temperatures in the low 90's in many sp
in potomac, maryland. take a look of this picture. this is amazing. this is a long been 10,000800 block of deeper glen road --10, 800 block. >>> it has been really hot, a scorcher for several days now. hey, steve, how are things looking? >> it is hot out there. a cool-down on the way across the area, but it will take several hours. we tied a record at dulles, making it up to 101 degrees, and we broke the records at reagan national and bwi-marshall earlier today. here are some temperatures from the weatherbug network here at the belfort furniture weather center. it is going to remain quiet and mostly dry for most of us for the next several hours or so. heading over to nationals park, it is 96 degrees for the current temperature. it feels like 100 degrees. sunny and hot. temperatures will fall slowly through the 90's. here is our forecast. we still have a he did rise in effect for the metro area until 11:00 this evening -- we still have a heated by surry -- a heat advisory. high pressure to the south and west of us. we will look for a little relief tomorrow, but thunderstorms, a better ch
of the earthquake. it is the display from the maryland geological survey seismograph, which actually detected two earthquakes 12 minutes and 5 miles apart. >> this is the beginning of the earthquake. you can see that it is fairly sharp on in the grass. -- the graph. would you call this an aftershock? it could be. >> this person says it is impossible to know if we are in for any more earthquakes, but he says damage is highly unlikely even if the ground shakes again. >> there is no driving mechanism to cause a serious earthquake and a lot of damage. >> it would take about a four 0.0 on the richter scale to cause damage. that would be a quake twice as violent as the one today. this one left the region and a lot of love mercedes in tact. -- full of mercedes intact. >> i live near annapolis. the rumble was enough to wake us up this morning. experts say they do not know if we will feel anything more, but we certainly did this morning. >> russ is, and now we know -- thank you, and now we know you are a light sleeper. there is a natural gas leak that may have been caused because of the quake. the pipe ha
is a backing at significantly as a result of that crash. that will also affect you in maryland. look at traffic going across the american legion and bridge. the end of that delay is 66 where you will see the crash. the interim it is very, very slow. 270 north is very slow as well. >> coming up, rental breadbox are costing a local resident a lot of -- rental rip-offs are costing resident a lot of money. >> do you want to know what the george washington's whiskey tasted like? now you can. tasted like? now you can. i'm from the gulf coast. i vacation here. my family spends a lot of time here. and so i have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for clean up in the gulf, and that includes keeping you informed. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. when oil is spotted, shore clean up assessment teams mobilize and we get right to work. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. clean up efforts are coordinated from 17 staging areas across 4 stat
. >>> battleground maryland, where gov. martin o'malley said his negative radio ad linking it bob ehrlich to the oil spill in the gulf was a tactical mistake, his words. he called the former governor a lobbyist and linked him to this bill. it also said the republican voted with big oil. they are campaigning for the september primaries. >>> a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether arizonas new immigration laws should take effect on july 29. it is the first major hearing in one of the seven challenges to the new law. the judge will also consider arguments over arizona governor's arguments to dismiss the challenge filed by a phoenix police officer and nonprofit group. the six other lawsuits includes one from the federal government and they're set for next week. >>> d.c.'s highest court has upheld the same-sex marriage law, ruling 5-4 that opponents of the law cannot ask voters to overturn it. it took effect in march. opponents attempted to get approval but put off the initiative asking voters to define marriage as between one man and one woman. >>> turning to the weather, more steamy temperature
is going on at the beltway here. seeing no delays, just some coming out of maryland into virginia. actually having a pretty good day. 270, just heard about a car fire that may have slowed things down. i am eric thomas. >>> coming up, seven is on your side with how the current vampire fat could be kidding -- putting kids at risk. -- vampire fad. >> there are only two world cup games left. the german of the post has made his final predictions. -- the german octopus [ male announcer ] your tv is starting to feel nervous. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities visit verizon.com/fios. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> the search for kyron horman continues tonight. police are narrowing in on his stepmother. his biological parents are united in their frustration
, abc 7 news. >>> of maryland in make is back in custody tonight. 51-year-old dominic webster is paid from the medium-security facility around 11:00. -- escaped from the medium- security facility around 11:00. they used dogs, a police helicopter, and their high-risk tactical unit to find him. >>> the police chief says that major crimes dropped 6% in the first half of the year, compared to the same time last year. homicides are down 14%. the number of reported rapes dropped 7%. the only increase was in , which climbed 2%. >>> they want to extend their summer youth employment program. it was set and on august 6. adrian fenty has asked them to move the date to august 17. they have secured federal stimulus money to pay for that extension. one cannot set -- won mayoral councilman -- one mayoral candidate and counsel and has not voted. >>> it will have to pay to use dog parks. it will be a $40 annual fee, plus $5 for additional dogs. anyone caught inside without paying the fee will face a fine. >>> a stafford county is back in business. they were allowed to return this week. the owner was f
it that way. let's take a look at the maryland cameras. you see that things are moving pretty well. lights are back on at a fair land and 29. connecticut avenue at east west highway also has a signals working. you can tell because the lights are on. if the lights are on, the cameras are on. in the district, we have been having some problems-st closure because of the water main break u-street closure because of the water main break. >> coming up, disgusting things found in the food you eat at local sports complexes. >> plus, a "dancing with the stars" contestant comes to washington with an important message. >> the attorneys for rod blagojevich has uncomplimentary >> the attorneys for rod blagojevich has uncomplimentary words to storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, because they had all become lactose intolerant. call geico and
. the belt way goes all the way around, starting around 123, all but around 250 in maryland. it is extremely slow traffic. let's take a look at what is going on at i-95 springfield. it is extremely long delays because it is friday and the summer and this is what happens. >> good deal, thank you. coming up, controversial changes for the first family. wine the governor's brother-in- law is becoming a woman. >> see how little some are able law is becoming a woman. >> see how little some are able ♪ plug and play. now understanding my diabetes is that simple. [ male announcer ] the contour usb meter from bayer. [ nick ] look at this. the software's built right in. how cool is that? [ male announcer ] it's the first meter with plug-and-play technology, helping you transform ordinary testing information into deeper understanding. [ nick ] a meter that plugs into my nonstop life -- that's my simple win. [ male announcer ] the contour usb meter. only from bayer. [ static ] >> some people have been lining up for days in the district. >> they have been one goal in mind, to try to save their homes fro
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maryland residents are cleaning up after storms swept the region overnight. the storm brought down trees and utility lines. in parts of baltimore, trees along cars and blew up power. when brought down one tree down on a church. it was definitely a wild evening. we're looking at more storms. >> the biggest threat will be heavy rain. there may be 40 mile an hour wind gusts. for the metro area, probably at 11:00 or midnight we will see most of the rain move through. let's start with the rooftop camera here. looking back across the bridge into the city -- a beautiful afternoon with partly cloudy skies. but it is very warm and humid. we did not have the astronomically high numbers we did last week. but the true measure of moisture in the air may be pretty impressive. let's check the progress -- stretching just to the east of the metro area, partly cloudy but showers and storms to the west. this is the leading edge. there is a lot more when you get farther to the west of the appalachians. it is just a matter of time until moves overhead. that is why the flash flood watch we are under does not
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